Reuben Sackett

FatherJonathan Sacket (1696/97-1773)
MotherAnne Filer (c 1705-1787)
Marriage1752, Kent (later Warren), Litchfield CountyGMercy Finney2,5,6,7
Reuben Sackett, son of Jonathan Sacket and Anne Filer, was born in Hebron, Tolland County, ConnecticutG, on 17 June 1732.1,2 He died aged 71 in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 5 July 18032,3,4 and was buried at the Old Cemetery, WarrenG.8 He married in Kent (later Warren), Litchfield CountyG, on 21 December 1752, Mercy Finney, daughter of Dr John Finney and Ann Toogood.2,5,6,7 Mercy was born in Swansea, Bristol County, MassachusettsG, on 1 January 1729/30.6 She died aged 75 in Sharon, Litchfield CountyG, on 23 January 18059,10,11 and was buried at Hillside Cemetery, SharonG.10,12
     Reuben and Mercy were admitted to membership of the Congregational Church of Christ, WarrenG, on 31 August 1760.13 They were listed on 18 March 1772 as members of the Church of Christ, East Greenwich, Fairfield County, ConnecticutG.14
     Reuben was named as a beneficiary in his father's will made in Kent, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, on 12 June 1772.15
     During the American Revolutionary War, Reuben was a selectman and a member of a committee involved in patriotic service in Kent (Warren.)16
     Reuben was named as a beneficiary in his mother's will made in Litchfield County, ConnecticutG, in June 1783. He was left a one-third share of her estate.
     In 1790 Reuben was living in Warren, Litchfield County, ConnecticutG. In his household were one man, one boy, and three females.17
     Reuben made his will in WarrenG on 19 March 1800. He provided for his wife Mercy during her lifetime. Of their children, three sons, Samuel, Aaron, and Cyrus, were living elsewhere. Reuben effectively left his estate to Alexander, the remaining son, conditional on his paying monetary amounts to his brothers, but with the option of a division of the estate should any of the brothers return within ten years. The personal estate, other than the household furniture, some livestock, and the use of the home lot, which was reserved to Reuben's widow, was divided up between Alexander and his three sisters, Aner, Mercy Lucinda, and Violitty, by voluntary agreement ratified at Court.18
     Reuben was listed in the 1800 census as a householder in WarrenG.19
     From 1 January 1801, Reuben and Mercy were again members of the Congregational Church of Christ in Warren.20
     Reuben's widow Mercy made her will in Warren, ConnecticutG, on 16 October 1804. Beneficiaries were her children, named as Samuel, Aroon, Sirus, Alexander, Anar Williams, Lucinda Fuller, and Voilet Beats. The first three, Samuel, Aaron, and Cyrus, were living some way away and would receive their inheritance if they returned and made claim within five years.
Will of Reuben Sackett of Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut.
Date: 19 Mar 1800.
Wife Mercy, household furniture, a horse, 2 cows, 10 sheep, dwelling house & ¾ of home lot during widowhood & one-third during lifetime.
Son Samuel, £10.
Son Alexander, one-third of home lot, plus other two-thirds on payment of £65 to brothers: £10 to Samuel, £20 to Aaron, and £35 to Cyrus; division of land in these proportions as alternative to payment. Alexander's debt to Reuben of £25 to be cancelled.
Son Aaron, £20.
Son Cyrus, £35.
Daughter Aner, 26-acre lot known as Johnson's lot.
Daughter Mercy Lucinda, ten shillings.
Daughter Violitty, ten shillings.
If any of Samuel, Aaron, or Cyrus do not claim, their share of estate to be divided equally among Alexander, Aner, Mercy Lucinda, and Violitty.
Executor: son Alexander.
Witnesses: Lysander Curtiss, Lovina Curtiss, George W Curtiss.
Witnesses sworn at Litchfield County Court, 25 Jul 1803.

Inventory, 10 Aug 1803.
Included home lot, 24 acres, with dwelling house, barn, and weaver's shop $410; 30-acre lot across the highway in front of house being part of Colledge lot $540, 26-acre wood lot called the Johnson Pitch $140.
Distribution of estate, dated 13 Sep 1803, included lists of livestock and other items with values distributed to beneficiaries: Reuben & Aner Williams $34; John & Mercy Lucinda Fuller $45; John & Violitty Bates $36; Alexander Sackett, part of his father's clothes, $10. Distribution ratified as their free & voluntary act at Litchfield County Court, 11 Feb 1804, by Alexander Sacket, Reuben Williams, Aner Williams, John Fuller, M Lucinda Fuller, John Bates, & Violetta Bates.
Will of Mercy Sackett of Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut.
Date: 16 Oct 1804.
Testatrix: Mercy Sackett of town of Warren, county of Litchfield.
Samuel, Aaron, & Cyrus, being at a great distance, half estate if they return and claim within 5 years.
Son Alexander, Aner Williams, Lucinda Fuller, Violet Bates, $1.68 each. Aner, Lucinda, & Violet to share equally other half if Samuel, Aaron, & Cyrus make no claim.

Children of Reuben Sackett and Mercy Finney

204. Reuben Sacket, 1732–1803, of Hebron and East Greenwich, in Conn., son of (47) Jonathan and Ann Filer Sacket, was married, Dec. 21, 1752, to Mercy Finney, daughter of John Finney and Ann Toogood, of East Greenwich, Conn.
662. Samuel Sacket, b. Apr. 5, 1754, d. Feb. 13, 1833; m. Sarah Manning.
663. Alexander Sacket, b. Mar. 6, 1758, d. May 7, 1829; m. Patience.
664. Aaron Sacket, b. Dec. 26, 1760.
665. Cyrus Sacket, b. Jan. 5, 1764.
666. Anne Sacket, b. Apr. 10, 1766.
667. Lucinda Sacket, b. Jan 23, 1769.
668. Violet Sacket, b. July 18, 1771.

 Notes & Citations

  1. Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records, "Sackit, Rubine, s. Jonathan, b. June 17, 1732. Hebron Vital Records, 1:13."
  2. Charles Weygant, The Sacketts of America, "204. Reuben Sacket, b. June 17, 1732, d. June 5, 1803; m. Mercy Finney."
  3. Barbour Collection, "Sacket, Reuben, d. July 5, 1803, æ 71 years. Warren Vital Records, 1:140."
  4. "Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630–1920" (Ancestry image), Church of Christ, Warren, "Sackett, Reuben, adm. ch. 31 Aug 1760, on profession; d. 6 Jul 1803, age 71. 5:58."; "Sackett, Reuben, d. 6 Jul 1803, age 71. 2:2a."
  5. Barbour Collection, "Sacket, Ruben, m. Marcy Finney, b. of Kent, Dec. 21, 1752, by Rev. Cyrus Marsh. Kent Vital Records, LR1:12."
  6. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register (Boston: NEHGS), vol. 60 (1906): 70, Bristol Branch of the Finney Family, "Mercy [Finney], [d. John Finney & Ann Toogood], b. [Swansea, Mass.] Jan. 1, 1729–30; m. Dec. 21, 1752, Reuben Sacket of East Greenwich, now Warren, Conn."
  7. "Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630–1920" (Ancestry transcript), Kent, 55:138, "Sackett, Reuben, m. Mercy Finney, of East Greenwich, in Kent, 21 Dec 1752, by Cyrus Marsh, Pastor. 1:101."
  8. "Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629–1934" (Ancestry image), 51:12, Inscription, Old Cemetery, Warren, Litchfield County, "Sackett, Reuben, died July 5, 1803, age 71 yrs."
  9. Barbour Collection, "Sacket, Marcy, w. Reuben, d. Jan. 23, 1805, æ 75 years. Warren Vital Records, 1:140."
  10. "Sharon, Connecticut, Burying Grounds", inscriptions from burying grounds of Sharon, CT, Amenia, NY, and north east NY (Ancestry image), The Sharon Burying Ground, "Sackett, Mrs. Marcy, widow of the late Reuben, of Warren, died Jan. 23, 1805, æ. 75."
  11. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, Church of Christ, Warren, "Sackett, Mercy, adm. ch. 31 Aug 1760, on profession; d. 23 Jan 1805, age 75. 5:58."; "Sackett, Mercy, wid., d. 23 Jan 1805, age 75, at Sharon. 2:2a."
  12. Hale Collection, 43:4, Inscription, Hillside Cemetery, Sharon, Litchfield County, "Sackett, Mary, wife of Reuben, died Jan 23, 1805, age 75 yrs."
  13. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, Church of Christ, Warren, "Sackett, Reuben, adm. ch. 31 Aug 1760, on profession; d. 6 Jul 1803, age 71. 5:58."; "Sackett, Mercy, adm. ch. 31 Aug 1760, on profession; d. 23 Jan 1805, age 75. 5:58."
  14. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, Church of Christ, Warren, "Sackett, Reuben & Mercy, mems in full communion with Church of Christ in East Greenwich, 18 Mar 1772. 2:11."
  15. Sacketts of America, "47. Jonathan Sacket, b. Mar. 20, 1696; d. Sept. 1, 1773; m. Ann Filer."
  16. Website National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, "Sackett, Reuben
    Service: Connecticut
    Rank(s): Civil Service, Patriotic Service
    Birth: 6-17-1732, Hebron, Hartford Co, Connecticut
    Death: 6-5-1803, Warren, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Service Source: Ct Rev War Accts, 1st Ser, Vol 11, Doc 110a, Roll #36.15; Atwater, Hist of Kent, Ct, p 35
    Service Description: Selectman & Member of Committee, Kent
    Residence: Kent, Litchfield Co, Connecticut
    Spouse: Mercy Finney."
  17. 1790 United States census, Reuben Sacket. Warren, Litchfield, CT. 1 white male (16+), 1 white male under 16, and 3 white females.
  18. "Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609–1999" (Ancestry image).
  19. 1800 United States census, "Reuben Sacket, Warren, Litchfield County, Connecticut, 1 male 45 and over, 1 female 26-44, 1 female 45 and over, total 3."
  20. Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, Church of Christ, Warren, "Sackett, Reuben & w. Mercy, adm. ch. 1 Jan 1801. 2:24."
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